Brain Surgery Treats Severe Tourette’s Syndrome
December 12, 2013
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics. While there is no cure for Tourette syndrome, a handful of centers around the world are using deep brain stimulation to treat the most severe, chronic Tourette syndrome. This is Andrew Joannou's story.
Overcoming the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia
May 23, 2011
Helen Rock suffered from recurrent episodes of intense facial pain for 10 years. She finally sought treatment for her trigeminal neuralgia at Mount Sinai.
Theater Owner Opts for Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
What first began as hand trembling escalated to a severe essential tremor. Determined to better manage his symptoms, Ben Kolbert underwent deep brain stimulation at the Center for Neuromodulation at Mount Sinai.
Emergency Room Nurse Overcomes Essential Tremor
May 20, 2013
Susan Farber, NP, suffered from essential tremor so badly that she had to leave her job as an emergency room nurse. After deep brain stimulation to treat her tremor she has a new lease on life and is able to work again.
To Dream Again
December 23, 2015
Sara Gordon was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disease when she was thirteen. She was able to hold it together for seven years and then it all unraveled. Dr. Brian H. Kopell, Director, Center for Neuromodulation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, performed deep brain stimulation. "It is like a digital drug where we place an electrode in a specific circuit in a brain, regulate the electricity in that circuit and change the course of the disease.", explains Dr. Kopell.
To See Again
December 23, 2015
Dr. Joshua Bederson, Professor and System Chair at Mount Sinai Health System, removed a large solid calcified and partially cystic tumor from Daniel Leng's brain. Meet Dr. Bederson and Daniel. The way Dr. Bederson approached this case did not exist until recently. He used standard imaging as well as the 3D reconstruction. It allowed him to see into the brain in real time while he was operating and see the progress as he was going through the critical brain structures.
Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD uses 5-ALA to perform fluorescence guided surgery on a patient with a malignant brain tumor
June 9, 2016
Dr. Constantinos Hadjipanayis used 5-ALA, also known as Gliolan, to perform fluorescence guided surgery on a patient with a malignant brain tumor. The oral amino acid crosses the blood brain barrier and turns the tumor a pinkish hue under a blue fluorescent light.
Mount Sinai at AANS in Chicago
May 1, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System attended the American Association for Neurological Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois. Mount Sinai in has the largest unified Neurosurgery Department in New York City. There are several hospitals that are part of the Department of Neurosurgery that provide inpatient neurological surgery services.
Arthur Jenkins III, MD performs a Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
April 26, 2016
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) give patients a much shorter recovery time, as there is a smaller incision to heal. The spine sits on top of the sacrum, and the sacrum sits between the two wings of the iliac bones, creating the "sacroiliac" joint. An was taken from a lateral approach fixing the two bones together.
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery to treat Parkinson's Disease
April 18, 2013
Watch how Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS) completely transforms Michael Toscano's Parkinson's Disease. Michael is a retired New York City Police Officer and was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1997 at only 34 years old.